Industrial Maintenance + Operations Certificate

Industrial Maintenance and Operations Certificate


Navajo Technical University offers a certificate in Industrial Maintenance and Operations. An industrial maintenance mechanic is a person trained to repair and maintain commercial or industrial machinery in buildings, plants or factories. This program focuses on vibration analysis, electrical troubleshooting, drive system repair and hydraulic, pneumatic system troubleshooting and repair. They also troubleshoot and repair heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, electrical control systems and complete preventive maintenance of other types of machinery.

The program is designed to serve the needs of the community, state, and federal agencies and companies in order to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Upon completion of the program, the students may decide to work, or if they want to further their education, they can transfer their credits to any college of their choice. Graduates of this program should be able to seek gainful employment in companies such as paper mills, saw mills, and the utilities companies.

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Industrial Maintenance and Operations Requirements (30 Credits)

IMO-102   Industrial Maintenance II5

General Education RequirementsCredits
ENG-105   Applied Technical Writing 3
MTH-115   Technical Mathematics II 3
NAV-XXX   Diné Studies Course 3
CMP-101   Introduction to Computers 3
Industrial Maintenance Core Courses 
Semester ONECredits
ENGR-103   Introduction to Engineering 3
IMO-101   Industrial Maintenance I 5
Semester TWO 
CHEME-130   Introduction to Process Operations 2
IMO-102   Industrial Maintenance II 5
WLD-101   Welding Fundamentals 3
Total Required Credit Hours30


Program Advisors
Harry S. Whiting II, PE, Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering
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M.S., Industrial Engineering, Texas A&M University
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University


Dr. Gholam Ehteshami, Professor / Conditional of Mechanical Engineering / Department Chairperson for School of Engineering, Math, & Technology
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Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Arizona
M.S., Chemical Engineering, Minor: Mathematics / Statistics, Oregon State University
B.S., PetroChemical Engineering, Abadan Institute of Technology, Iran